Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai marks World Sight Day

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Regular screenings help to ensure healthy eyes

Dubai, UAE: Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is marking World Sight Day this  year by highlighting the importance of regular eye checks for those who are affected and especially vulnerable. The theme this year is #LoveYourEyes and it is all about being aware of your and your loved one’s eye health and how to maintain it.

World Sight Day is a day of eye care awareness globally and is held annually on the second Thursday of October, to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. It raises public awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues.

With so many choices available, #LoveYourEyes campaign highlights to patients options available to correct vision, address issues of near sightedness or far sightedness or correct their specific vision problems whilst improving their overall vision.

Patients can choose the right surgeon, the best correction procedures, and clearly understand the potential results of surgery. Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai provides the most advanced technology, and the standards of expertise are amongst the highest worldwide. 

Moorfields consultants carry out a pre assessment to determine suitability using state of the art equipment, before a recommendation is made as to whether vision correction surgery may be suitable, in addition to advising candidates on which type of surgery may achieve the best possible results.

On World Sight Day, Moorfields experts are advising those facing issues with their sight to undertake a comprehensive eye examination and consultation with the relevant specialists, in particular for younger children with potentially undiagnosed vision problems as well as older patients who need to be alert to the possibility of serious problems, which may come with very subtle symptoms that are difficult to pick up until significant vision is lost, resulting in more uncertain treatment and recovery possibility.

About Moorfields:

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located at the Al Razi Medical Complex in Dubai Health Care City, the facility provides day case surgery and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, for a variety of surgical and non-surgical eye conditions. MEHD will also raise standards for research and teaching in the region. MEHD is owned and managed by the NHS Foundation Trust, and maintains close links with London, to ensure that patients in the GCC receive the best eye care treatment in the world.